Black Poetry : Twin Towers

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  1. tichaona

    tichaona Active Member MEMBER

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    We are twin reflections of each other
    Except I’m on the top
    And I refuse to look down.

    We are twin reflections of each other
    Except I’m on the bottom
    Looking up, consistently looking up.

    We stand side by side
    Twin towers of poverty and privilege
    But only one side sees the other.

    Look down any famous street
    Or infamous street
    And you will see us

    Even if you don’t like us.

    We are twin reflections of each other
    Except I stand in the light
    And can order the sun to shine.

    We are twin reflections of each other
    Except I stand in the dark
    And made the moon into a friend of mine.

    We are twins
    Connected at the umbilical cord
    Yet still full of disharmony, discord.

    We are twins
    Yet I stand tall at my brother’s expense.
    We are twins
    Yet I must crawl with a slave’s pretense.

    We are twins, connected at the hipbone.
    Neither one of us could exist without the other.

    We are twins
    The twin towers of poverty and privilege.
    We stand tall, very tall. We loom large in the world.
    We find our way to, and take over, your consciousness.
    We hold the world in sway.

    Oh, look, a plane is coming our way.

    Come, plane, come.
    We are the twin towers of poverty and privilege.
    And there is nothing permanent
    that one plane, two planes, three planes, four can do to us.

    Our physical structure can be tortured.
    The steel that holds us can be made to scream.
    People can go blind from the ash of our physical destruction.
    People can die from the heaviness of us falling on them
    But once the wind clears the ash, once time has silenced the cries
    And the mourning colors are no longer worn
    We will be rebuilt even higher than before.

    We won’t be rebuilt as ourselves, twins.
    We will be rebuilt as a single monument to
    The twin towers of poverty and privilege.
    And I will stand even taller
    And loom even larger
    And find more and more insidious ways
    To take over your consciousness
    and continue to hold the world in sway.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this was a very tyte piece poeticly
     
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    I found so many layers of meanings in this. Poverty and privelege of the world at large, of this nation, of us as a people...this was an artfully woven tapestry of art. Wonderful write poet.
     
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    tichaona Active Member MEMBER

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    thank you both for the love
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, we are twins, and the cord will forever bind us.
    beautiful flow poet
     
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    mmm...yes,very tyte.
     
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    Hi tichaona
    I really enjoy reading this poem
    very cool
    this really caught me
    Peace and Love
    Please do flow on :)
     
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